Hi, I went on antidepressants and all physical symptoms (which for me was feeling drained, exhausted and spaced all the time) went away, as did all anxiety. But the underlying low mood/mild depression has stuck around. Despite things going better for me, I still seem to tire so easily. I now have the energy to go out and about and have a social life, and for that I am unbelievably grateful, it has been literally years since I could do that. But I can't seem to do two days in a row because I feel crushed with exhaustion after activity. I know I have to give it time and not get impatient, but I'm only 26 and I already feel like I've missed out on most of my youth because of years of exhaustion meaning I can't live the same life as my friends. I'm desperate to have the energy to be able to go outside twice in a weekend! Apart from anything, it's so boring and miserable staying inside all the time and I'm sure that's the biggest reason for my feelings of depression, but the exhaustion just smacks me in the face after a day of activity and I can't cope. If I push myself to do things anyway, I just feel worse and have to go home.
I guess I'm just looking for reassurance that this will get better. Today I have been outpaced by my 50+-year-old mother and her boyfriend, who have gone out for another full day of activity after yesterday - and her boyfriend has a broken leg! They were drinking yesterday and I stayed completely sober to ensure I didn't make things harder for myself today, but I still feel older than them because I can't hack anymore activity. I just want to sleep.